Over the past one year, BWF Development has customized an innovative, fun and enriching badminton curriculum for schools and teachers all over the world to adopt into their Physical Education or Sports Program.
The program is free of charge and available worldwide, first in English language and subsequently in other languages such as French and Spanish.
“We want school children and students to find badminton fun and cool to play,” said BWF Development manager Ian Wright.
“This is the important foundation that will not only increase participation in the sport, but the ‘fun’-factor is what that will retain people’s interest in a sport as they move on in life.”
Ian continued: “Shuttle Time offers to teachers a ‘how-to’ introduce the sport to students. We incorporate a mixture of teaching manuals and video clips to equip teachers and schools to be able to deliver the program in their schools easily.”
The heart of this program sits in alignment with the BWF’s vision and aspiration of enabling everyone regardless of their socio-economic background or place of birth, will have a chance to be exposed to the beauty of badminton.
BWF’s Continental Confederation, Badminton Oceania, had run a pilot session of the program in Papua New Guinea, and you can enjoy the photo gallery of this pilot on BWF Facebook page. This allows you to visualise the program in action.
And watch this sample video clip of a badminton drill taught in ‘Shuttle Time’, and search through the gallery to find the Facebook photo(s) of students playing this drill!